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Title: Still in Love With…John and Rodney Drabbles and Art
Author/Artist: danceswithgary
Pairing: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Rating: G to PG-13
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
Word Count: 11x100
Summary: A set of unrelated drabbles and artworks created based on prompts for McSheplets Still in Love... with John and Rodney

My apologies, but due to other commitments I could only finish one drabble prompt per person.

For [personal profile] velocity
Prompt: Cuddles

Pillow Talk

"Uh, John? You awake?"


"Is… is this okay?"


"Oh. I'll just stay then, although I can't guarantee…."



"You can stay, but you have to stop talking so I can sleep."

"But do you want me to stay? I mean, maybe you're just saying that…."

"I'm tired, Rodney. Do we have to do this now?"

"Do what?"

"Okay, fine. I'm awake now, anyway."


"Never mind. Yes, I really want you here, Rodney. Now put your arm back where it was and go to sleep so I can."

"So you enjoy cuddling?"

"I was.

"Shutting up now."

For [community profile] tallihensia
Prompt: Grateful to have lines in the face, arthritis in the knees, and to still be together after all this time.

John scowled at his reflection, thinking it'd been easier to shave without wrinkles, but at least they weren't from a Wraith. He couldn't decide if he missed trying to keep up with Ronon, back when his knees twinged instead of crunching. Long hot showers had replaced morning runs, and John tackled more paperwork than offworld missions these days. With a sigh, John turned away from the mirror and opened the shower door to step under the steaming spray.

"Want me to get your back?"

John smiled at Rodney then turned to enjoy one of the best parts of settling down.

For [personal profile] busaikko
Prompt: What kind of a home *would* they have? Where would they be? And who'd be in charge of decorating?


"A surfboard, skateboard, guitar, golf bag, and poster." Rodney frowned at the meager pile John had deposited just inside their door. "That's all you have other than clothes?"

John shrugged. "Not like I've needed much. It's the first time since my divorce that I've had more than what fits in a duffle."

"Just sports equipment and Johnny Cash?" Rodney indicated the empty space - three times bigger than their original quarters.

"You're not much better with your diplomas and laptop collection."

Smiling, Rodney conceded defeat. "At least there's an adult-sized bed and a balcony with the best view in Atlantis."

For [personal profile] rellan
Prompt: John/Rodney, coming out after DADT goes away

Not Telling

Even after it supposedly became acceptable, John and Rodney never announced their relationship while stationed on Atlantis. There were never any kisses of welcome, farewell, or relief in the gate room, just a hug or two tighter than before after a danger-filled mission. While they might've sat a little closer during movie night and left together, they never reached out to the other - even in the dark - and were often observed bidding quiet goodnights outside their distinctly separate quarters.

The expedition's curiosity wasn't satisfied until General John Sheppard's retirement party, where the couple wore matching rings and smiles.

For [ profile] sg1danny
Prompt: "No... really?"

Team Secret

Ronon watched his teammates pair off again after the Athosian's harvest feast; Rodney's arms busy with descriptive waves, John steering them toward the darker side of the bonfire with a grin and not-so-gentle nudges. Leaning over, Ronon murmured for Teyla's ears alone, "I think they're doing it."

"No... really?" Teyla didn't bother to hide her amusement.

A little irritated at his exclusion, Ronon growled, "You knew?"

Teyla shrugged, "It isn't as if they hide it well, although no one is to notice or say anything as it could injure John's status on Atlantis."

"Ah," Ronon said, understanding. "I'll be careful."

For [ profile] hilde
Prompt: Of mice and men

Gun Control

"What the hell?" Rodney stood in the doorway, breathing hard from running upstairs, eyes wide in shock, voice edging toward shrill. "You shot our bed!"

"I was aiming for under it." John shrugged, although he never stopped watching for movement. "Aha!" He raised his Beretta and loosed another round that clipped the mattress.

"You shot our bed!" Rodney achieved shrill and exceeded it. "Twice!"

John bent with a groan to peer under the bed. "It was black and fast with too many legs." He straightened with a sheepish look. "And furry. It was a mouse."

"But, you shot our bed!"

For [ profile] syble4
Prompt: Kitten

Fuzzy, was he?

"Hey, Rodney, got an extra power bar?" Rodney's backpack was propped against a nearby pillar, and John opened it without waiting for an answer, scrambling backward when something moved inside. "The hell?"

Rodney popped up from behind the damaged console, wide-eyed, his mouth working soundlessly at the sight of John pointing a gun at the backpack. He finally managed to squeak out a pleading, 'Don't!" as he rose to his feet, hands outstretched. "It's harmless!"

A furry head poked from the backpack with quizzical, "Meep?"

John holstered his gun with a resigned sigh. "Let me guess. It followed you home."

For [ profile] goddess47
Prompt: children (theirs or others')

Future Heirs

John smiled as he watched Rodney approaching down the forest path, Torren's hand tucked safely in Rodney's broad palm as he chattered away about the trees and birds and bugs and anything else his bright, young eyes had detected on their hike. Despite Rodney's protests to the contrary, he enjoyed spending time with the little boy, and John couldn't help wondering how he he'd handle one of theirs, should they ever decide to adopt.

Banishing the question to a Wraith-free future, John trotted to meet the two halfway, bestowing kisses to a grubby, chubby cheek then a slightly crooked smile.

For [ profile] katrina_lefay
Prompt: House

Fun Ride

"Geez, Rodney, could you get any closer? You're just about in my lap."

"You're the one who wanted to go through Haunted Mansion. It's not my fault my nervous system is hyper-reactive. Besides, it looked like a Wraith!"

"Ix-nay on the aith-wray while we're in Disneyland, McKay."

"Oh, right. Here, is that better? After all, I wouldn't want to intrude on your personal space, Sheppard."

"Hey, I'm sorry. You just startled me, Rodney. Come on back here - that's better."

"Hah! So you admit you were spooked by the… thing, too!"

"Let's just say we should stick to Ferris wheels."

For [ profile] paraoptomistic
Prompt: springtime

Signs of the Season

"Have you picked every…" A sneeze interrupted Rodney's complaining, and he needed to blow his nose before continuing. "…planet that's in the middle of spring?" He sneezed again, groaning when military-issued tissue scraped against the tender skin of his nose, his eyes red and swollen from alien pollen.

John frowned in sympathy. "Pissed off Zelenka lately? They're his suggestions from the database."

"That Czech bastard! Just because I…." Rodney sneezed again.

"That's it. I'm calling this one." Gripping Rodney's elbow, John helped him stumble towards the gate. "Antihistamines and bed for you."

Rodney rasped his agreement. "And scutwork for Zelenka."

For [ profile] timespirt
Prompt: wingfic H/C?

Sequel Snippet: Grounding (because I know you want Detour to Bethlehem)

Reaching out before recalling his manners, Rodney stopped to ask, "Is this okay?" When John nodded permission, Rodney stroked the iridescent curve of the closest wing, marveling at the softness accompanied by a faint tingle. "So beautiful."


John's less than heartfelt gratitude prompted Rodney to ask, "What's wrong? You got your wish to fly."

John's shrug ruffled the feathers under Rodney's hand. "I guess I didn't expect to end up the only one. Kind of feel like an alien."

Rodney huffed and continued to stroke. "After discarding the angel hypothesis, I never thought of you as anything but human."


Cowboy Up - Jump in the Saddle for a new McShep AU!

Warning: Most definitely not arriving anytime soon in my journal

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Holodeck = Cool

But you said Atlantis didn't have one, Rodney.
For the last time, it's not a holodeck!

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Standard Disclaimer: I do not own any of the characters herein. The characters of Rodney McKay and John Sheppard as well as any supporting characters are the property of their creators and MGM Television/Sony Pictures Television/Associated Production Companies. Any deviation (or deviant behavior) from the originals, however, is mine.

Feedback is both welcome and appreciated.

Date: 2012-03-22 12:10 am (UTC)
davincis_girl: (Default)
From: [personal profile] davincis_girl
I really like Holodeck. The colours and textures surrounding John and Rodney have a lot of energy.

Date: 2012-03-22 12:21 am (UTC)
kate: Kate Winslet is wryly amused (Default)
From: [personal profile] kate
AWwww, these are all wonderful! I think the mouse one is my favorite, though. John shot the bed! Twice! :D

Date: 2012-03-22 02:52 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] timespirt
For timespirt
Prompt: wingfic H/C?

Sequel Snippet: Grounding (because I know you want Detour to Bethlehem)

Of course I wanted Detour to Bethlehem, always. LOL

I thank you for the drabble hon. Happy Birthday to you as well!


Date: 2012-03-22 04:14 am (UTC)
rellan: made by tmg_icons at lj (Default)
From: [personal profile] rellan
*is full of glee and stuff*

The best part about lots of snippets is that not only do I get one for me *heehee* but I get to read everyone else's too.

And I think we could all use more wingfic. And cute fuzzy things.

But mostly, more John/Rodney love. :)

Pillow Talk

Date: 2012-03-22 11:02 pm (UTC)
velocitygrass: (Default)
From: [personal profile] velocitygrass
Thanks so much. I just love how John manages to gruffly re-assure Rodney. It's sweet, touching, and humorous. And you managed to convey the action perfectly with only the use of dialog.

And belated happy birthday!
Edited Date: 2012-03-22 11:03 pm (UTC)

Love your Snippets and Drabbles

Date: 2012-03-25 08:59 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] pudacat
I've read your snippets and drabbles (and stories) for a long time, and just wanted to let you know how much I adore them. For each little interlude, I can visualize an entire backstory and future. Thanks for opening your world to others. Your mind and heart are incredible.


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